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* Posts by Seth

9 posts • joined 31 Oct 2007

Potential suitors throw Yahoo! to the wolf

Seth
Jobs Horns

Not a fan

But would Apple be in the running?

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Sysadmin admits trying to axe California power grid

Seth

re: Proper BOFH actions are:

Bound to be a proper bofh after a bit of OT or dispencing with a contractor who new to much. My Moneys on the bloke with the "New Kid"

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'Death Star' galaxy blasts neighbour

Seth
IT Angle

@lee

EE "Doc" Smith its gotta be

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Cambs cops podcast 999 timewasters

Seth

listen to the last one

http://www.cambs.police.uk/images/newsitem/download/141207track5.mp3

I bet the "Grandma we love you" song was written espesially for her.

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123-Reg takes weekend off

Seth
Alien

poor ikle things - stop being bullies

I have been a happy customer of 123-reg for a number of years with no major problems but in the last few years their service has started to decrease. I blame it all on the Hoff and Pipex for breaking everything.

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Animal rights activist hit with RIPA key decrypt demand

Seth
Coat

@ Conform et al

ditto pal.

Except I invoke "Mob Rule"

- I propose that "Anonymous Coward" is a terrorist and an Animal Activist so we should vilify him/her/it from now until eternity. Who's with me?

PS RIPA makes both a sysadmin and a security professionals role very uncertain. always remember to document and log everything you do through your helldesk system or you could be held responsible for unauthorised access of personel/private information or downloading illegal content.

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Whois database targeted for destruction

Seth
Happy

AlphaCentauri

Keep up the good work. I still believe Individuals should be allowed to stay anonymous and believe nominet's Opt Out scheme works very well. They check my domains with me once every two years sending out a form to my home address. I use this to enter the security code onto an online secure form to authenticate my domain. This reduces abuse but nothing can stop it completely. 123-reg have a 24 hour SLA to respond to all email queries and have even been able to resolve conflicts across registrars for me. Perhaps the UK system is better and the WhoIs database should be abolished leaving adequate registrars to manage the system properly! As you say the WhoIs database is invariably incorrect even for the registered businesses.

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Seth

@ AlphaCentauri

Spammers are unlikely to use a personal registered domain if they are trying to sell you something so Opt Out for individuals should still stand as a reasonable solution.

If the registrar is any good you should get a response within a reasonable time scale generally less than 24 hours. if you do not get a response complain to ICANN and get the registrar's license revoked.

It just takes a bit of patience. :-)

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Seth

Opt Out

I have about six domains registered for personal use. Half are "co.uk" domains which i can opt out of showing my details:

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Registrant's address:

The registrant is a non-trading individual who has opted to have their address omitted from the WHOIS service.

Registrar:

Pipex Communications UK Ltd t/a 123-Reg.co.uk [Tag = 123-REG] URL: http://www.123-reg.co.uk

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Whats wrong with doing the same for .com/.net/.org?

If you need to find where i live or contact me then you contact my registrar as they have to keep my details on record for billing purposes

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